Published On: Thu, Sep 7th, 2017

Bear information sought by Fish and Wildlife


Bear season is now open and will run through Sunday, Dec. 31.  Hunters play an essential role in collecting management information for sustainable bear populations. Please report your take to Cherokee Natural Resources along with the first premolar tooth (or allow them to extract it) to determine age. Freeze or keep other samples on ice that could decompose. If possible, Natural Resources wishes collect a little hair, weight, location, sex and the effort it took to harvest (number of hunters in party and hours put in). There will be a $500 draw from those that submit samples and information.

Submit samples and information at their office at 1840 Painttown Road, next to Cherokee Bingo. Info: 359-6110,

– Cherokee Natural Resources